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A schedule is a group of rules that specify recurring points in time at which certain actions are determined to occur. You can use schedules to automate the creation of snapshots and mirrors; after you create a schedule, it appears as a choice in the scheduling menu when you are editing the properties of a task that can be scheduled:

Schedules require the Enterprise Edition license. The following sections provide information about the actions you can perform on schedules:

Creating a Schedule

You can create a schedule using the schedule create command, or use the following procedure to create a schedule using the MapR Control System.

To create a schedule using the MapR Control System:

  1. In the Navigation pane, expand the MapR-FS group and click the Schedules view.
  2. Click New Schedule.
  3. Type a name for the new schedule in the Schedule Name field.
  4. Define one or more schedule rules in the Schedule Rules section:
    1. From the first dropdown menu, select a frequency (Once, Yearly, Monthly, etc.))
    2. From the next dropdown menu, select a time point within the specified frequency. For example: if you selected Monthly in the first dropdown menu, select the day of the month in the second dropdown menu.
    3. Continue with each dropdown menu, proceeding to the right, to specify the time at which the scheduled action is to occur.
    4. Use the Retain For field to specify how long the data is to be preserved. For example: if the schedule is attached to a volume for creating snapshots, the Retain For field specifies how far after creation the snapshot expiration date is set.
  5. Click [ + Add Rule ] to specify additional schedule rules, as desired.
  6. Click Save Schedule to create the schedule.

Viewing a List of Schedules

You can view a list of schedules using the schedule list command, or use the following procedure to view a list of schedules using the MapR Control System.

To view a list of schedules using the MapR Control System:

  • In the Navigation pane, expand the MapR-FS group and click the Schedules view.

Modifying a Schedule

When you modify a schedule, the new set of rules replaces any existing rules for the schedule.

You can modify a schedule using the schedule modify command, or use the following procedure to modify a schedule using the MapR Control System.

To modify a schedule using the MapR Control System:

  1. In the Navigation pane, expand the MapR-FS group and click the Schedules view.
  2. Click the name of the schedule to modify.
  3. Modify the schedule as desired:
    1. Change the schedule name in the Schedule Name field.
    2. Add, remove, or modify rules in the Schedule Rules section.
  4. Click Save Schedule to save changes to the schedule.

For more information, see Creating a Schedule.

Removing a Schedule

You can remove a schedule using the schedule remove command, or use the following procedure to remove a schedule using the MapR Control System.

To remove a schedule using the MapR Control System:

  1. In the Navigation pane, expand the MapR-FS group and click the Schedules view.
  2. Click the name of the schedule to remove.
  3. Click Remove Schedule to display the Remove Schedule dialog.
  4. Click Yes to remove the schedule.
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